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In 2015, Chun In-gee became the first player in history to win majors on three different tours in the same calendar year. On the KLPGA Tour, she claimed two majors, the Hite Jinro Championship and the KB Financial Star Championship; on the JLPGA Tour, she also snatched two majors, the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup and the Japan Women's Open Golf Championship; and on the LPGA Tour, she won the U.S. Women's Open.

What many do not know is that Chun was actually a mathematics prodigy growing up, but when she was 11, her father took her to a golf course to practice. Like many other, she did not start very well, but as she improved each time they practiced, she started to fall in love with the sport and decided to emphasize on it, even putting her love of the game above her academic achievements, and eventually becoming a professional golfer.

When she turned pro at the age of 17, Chun dazzled the world with her performance, which paralleled those of other veteran players. In 2016, she decided to put her focus on the LPGA Tour. Many considered the 21-year-old phenom the favorite for the Rookie of the Year award, and she did not disappoint, winning the Evian Championship, her second career LPGA major title, and successfully taking home the 2016 Rookie of the Year honor.

Chun turned 23 recently, and is currently ranked 7th in the world. Although she has yet performed up to her standards at the majors this year, her talents and skills should still make her a fierce competitor at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.